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Melon seeds are an item that can be used to grow melon plants.
Melon stems, when destroyed, will drop 0–3 seeds. The odds of dropping 0, 1, 2 and 3 seeds are 100⁄125, 20⁄125, 4⁄125 and 1⁄125, respectively. In the long run, this comes to 0.248 seeds dropped per melon stem.
- See also: Tutorials/Pumpkin and melon farming
Melon seeds can be planted only on farmland. Over time, they grow into a stem and produce a melon on any adjacent dirt, grass, or farmland block. If a melon is already occupying an adjacent dirt/grass or farmland spot, the stem will not grow any more melons until the melon is removed. A single stem can grow an unlimited number of melons. Like other seeds, they need a certain amount of light to grow. Melon seeds are affected by bone meal only with respect to stem growth—bone meal does not help produce the actual melons.
A melon stem is the block that is planted on farmland when melon seeds are used on it. It starts underground, and rises up as the plant grows. The stem is colored green when young, and then brown once fully grown.
The stem will curve once a melon has grown off of it. A fully-grown single stem will connect to any melon in an adjacent square, thus there are 5 possible appearances to a stem. If there are multiple melons it can connect to, it will favor the east, then west, north, and south. When the melon is removed, the stem will return to its straight shape.
|Item/Block||ID Name||Numerical ID|
- See also: Data values
The melon stem (block 105) uses the following block data values:
|0x0||Freshly planted stem|
|0x1||First stage of growth|
|0x2||Second stage of growth|
|0x3||Third stage of growth|
|0x4||Fourth stage of growth|
|0x5||Fifth stage of growth|
|0x6||Sixth stage of growth|
|0x7|| Seventh stage of growth|
In this stage a stem can generate a melon or pumpkin next to
it on an empty dirt, grass or farmland block
- See also: Block states
minecraft:melon_stem block uses following block states:
|A newly-planted stem.|
|Intermediate growth stages of the stem.|
|A fully-mature stem, capable of producing melons.|
The direction from the stem to the melon.
The color of a stem facing in one of these directions depends upon the age, but its height does not vary.
A stem not attached to any melon.
The height and color of a stem facing "up" depends upon the age.
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|A Seedy Place||Plant a seed and watch it grow||Husbandry||Plant one of these 5 plants. Other plants are ignored for the advancement.|
|1.8||pre1||Added melon seeds.|
|They can be found in the new mineshaft chests.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Chickens now use wheat seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds instead of wheat to breed.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||Block ID 105 (melon stem) was removed from the |
|1.8||1.8-pre1||Melon seeds no longer can be used to breed chickens.|
|1.9||15w31a||Chickens can now use melon seeds to breed again.|
|15w44a||Added to dungeon chests, and decreased average yield from mineshaft chests.|
|1.11||16w39a||Melon seeds are now found in the new woodland mansion.|
|Melon crops now generate inside woodland mansions.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.5.0||Added melon seeds.|
|0.9.0||Melon seeds can now be found in abandoned mineshaft chests.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Melon seeds are no longer available from the Nether reactor.|
|1.1||build 1||Melon crops now generate inside woodland mansions.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU5||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added melon seeds.|
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